The year 2021 is coming to an end, a year that has flown by so fast that it’s unbelievable that 2022 would be the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking of the pandemic, COVID-19 no doubt threw everyone’s plans off course and thus, our goals now have to take into account the pandemic. This means that how we set our goals has changed and below, we look at how you can set realistic goals for 2022.
Begin by getting started now
The unpredictability of things right now means that you can no longer wait until the turn of the year to begin doing what you want.
So, if you have some goals for 2022, begin working on smaller goals immediately. So, if you plan on starting a website, for example, you could begin working on setting it up now. if you plan on starting a podcast, begin buying the equipment now.
Identify potential pitfalls
When setting your goals for 2022, do not forget to be retrospective, meaning looking back and seeing what curtailed your progress so that you avoid it. Look at how you may have sabotaged your goals for this year and work on eliminating them.
Considering the pandemic is also a potential pitfall for all of us, do your part to avoid infections. Get vaccinated, wear your mask, and sanitize. While you cannot control how COVID-19 evolves, you can control how you react to it, allowing you to focus on your goals.
Focus more on the process
Many people often set a goal and become so focused on achieving them that they forget the learning process that comes with it.
Once you set your goal for 2022, enjoy the process of achieving it. If your goal is to become a software developer in 2022, enjoy the process of learning basic computer science. If you want to become a social media influencer, enjoy the process of building your social media community – the interactions, the jokes in the comment section, the photoshoots, etc.
The journey will make the process smoother and thus, will keep you motivated to achieve your goal.
Flexibility has become more important now more than ever as we navigate the constant changes in policies due to the pandemic.
Thus, when you set your goals for 2022, be flexible. Have an optimal path to follow to achieve your goal, but also, have other alternative paths to pursue in the event your main path fails to come due to unforeseen circumstances. This will keep you always on track.